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FROM THE AUTHOR'S WEBSITE--About the Book
"Jennifer Brown's Hate List is a compulsive read. Who and why do we hate? Deep, dark and sometimes uncomfortable, this thought-provoking book is a must read!" -- Gail Giles, author of Right Behind You and What Happened to Cass McBride?
it was just a list. nobody was supposed to die...
Five months ago, Valerie Leftman’s boyfriend, Nick, opened fire on their school cafeteria. Shot trying to stop him, Valerie inadvertently saves the life of a classmate, but is implicated in the shootings because of the list she helped create. A list of people and things they hated. The list her boyfriend used to pick his targets.
Now, after a summer of seclusion, Val is forced to confront her guilt as she returns to school to complete her senior year. Haunted by the memory of the boyfriend she still loves and navigating rocky relationships with her family, former friends and the girl whose life she saved, Val must come to grips with the tragedy that took place and her role in it, in order to make amends and move on with her life.
Coming September 1, 2009, through Little, Brown Books for Young Readers.
"Riveting debut!" -- Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"Authentic and relevant, this debut is one to top the charts." -- Kirkus
"After every school shooting unleashes a torrent of questions: what if, what next, why me? Val's in the middle of the storm; her boyfriend pulled the trigger. Now, Val's drowning in guilt, sadness, and confusion. If you've ever been torn up inside and feeling lost, find the time to read Hate List; you'll love it." Patrick Jones, author of Things Change and The Tear Collector
"Wow, oh, wow." -- Lisa Von Drasek, Early Word Kids